Is your marriage in need of help?
We all need help some time. We are extremely blessed, as a Catholic Diocese, to have a number of Catholic counselors who are trained to help married couples through tough times and are available to help you.
Daniel Lynch, MS, LPC
Veritas Professional Counseling
505 South Dewey St. Suite 203
Eau Claire, WI 54701
715-575-7067 or [email protected]
“Marriage is a covenant of persons in love. And love can be deepened and preserved only by love, that love which is poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us.” -John Paul II, Letter to Families
As a Catholic therapist, I view my profession as avocation. I utilize a Catholic understanding of the person, marriage, and family life in order to assess problems, and to plan and implement therapeutic interventions. In short, I integrate the Catholic faith and teachings of the Church into my daily work as a professional counselor.
Daniel Buss, MSW, LCSW
Dan Buss can empathize with many of the patients he sees as a licensed clinical social worker. His sister suffered brain damage as a result of epilepsy and meningitis at age 2. She and the family suffered from behavioral problems.
“I know what it’s like to live in a pressure cooker of family dysfunction and stress. That’s pretty much why I decided to become a social worker,” he said. “With every patient, I look for their good qualities and strengths and I’m not judgmental. I want to know where they are headed more than where they have been. Having a faith-based counseling approach is appreciated by many of my patients.”
He said he finds it very rewarding when a patient he has worked with is able to be successful, with an improved sense of coping skills, peace and joy.
Raised in Milwaukee, Dan earned his master’s degree in social work in his hometown at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has worked in the field for 31 years, most recently with a private counseling service in Marshfield and Stevens Point.
He and his wife have eight children, which includes five adults. He enjoys watching all Wisconsin college and professional sports teams, and he plays tennis when he has a chance.
Michelle is a Catholic licensed professional counselor who received her Master of Arts Degree in counseling from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. Since obtaining her degree she has served at the Diocesan level working with people with disabilities and at the parish level working as a director of Religious Education and Youth Ministry.
More recently Michelle has gained experience in mental health counseling with Families, Teens, and Adults. Areas of experience include working and praying with those who struggle with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, opioid dependency, ADD, ADHD, grief and loss.
Michelle works to help people put back the pieces of their families shattered by alcohol /opioid addiction and other drug abuse. She also works with youth and children building self esteem and helping parents with methods of discipline. Michelle is a spiritual consultant / educator for those interesting in learning more about their Catholic faith and integrating it in their life.
The dignity of the human person is rooted in his or her creation in the image and likeness of God. Each and every person has an inherent and immeasurable worth.
Anthony Shay, Ed. D, LPC, SAC, CRC
Shay Rehabilitation & Psychological Services, LLC
110 N. Main St. Suite D, Westby, WI 54667
Owner /Licensed Professional Counselor / Substance Abuse Counselor / Certified Rehabilitation Counselor:
I offer Catholic faith integrated counseling services. I hold a Doctorate in Education and a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Substance Abuse Counselor, and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. I also have a certification in Assistive Technology and Accessible Design. I am a lifelong Catholic—more recently my formation in the Diocese of La Crosse has included the Lay Formation Institute, Leader of Prayer, and Deacon Formation.
I actively integrate psychological science with the Catholic faith in order to provide faith-based psychological services. I incorporate the Catholic anthropology of the human person (e.g., we are created with purpose by a loving God) into my practice. I strive to help people with healing, purpose, growth in love, and being more fully alive. I provide compassionate, evidence-based psychotherapy/counseling and psychological evaluations for adults (18 and older). I have training and experience in treating a number of disorders and issues, including anxiety and mood problems, depression, OCD, PTSD/trauma, interpersonal difficulties, marital distress, insomnia, stress management problems, chronic pain, grief, and emotional dysregulation.
Can’t find anyone close? Another option is through tele-counseling via the Pastoral Solutions Institute. Visit their website to learn more.